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GOP Rep Dan Crenshaw has ‘Eyepatch McCain’ screamed at him by conspiracy theorist at Texas GOP event

Representative Dan Crenshaw, who lost an eye while serving as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan, was intimidated at a GOP event by far-right protesters shouting the “Eyepatch McCain” insult at the congressman.

Crenshaw, 38, has been struck by the insult — a reference to the late moderate Republican Senator John McCain — since Tucker Carlson first brought up the nickname in mid-May.

The congressman was accosted by a group of hecklers, including Alex Stein, a self-proclaimed “comedian and social activist” and others who witnesses told Mediaite were Proud Boys at the Texas Republican Party convention Saturday.

The video, which Stein himself tweeted, shows Stein and others approaching Crenshaw during the event.

‘Eyepatch McCain! Hey, eyepatch McCain! Watch Eyepatch McCain here! You are a globalist RINO!’ he hears yelling at the congressman before being led away.

One of Crenshaw’s staffers is said to have been pushed during the protest, although the protesters did not make physical contact with the congressman.

Crenshaw later responded on Twitter on Saturday, calling Stein an “angry little boy” who “can’t get girlfriends.”

The congressman was accosted by a group of hecklers, including Alex Stein, a self-proclaimed

Representative Dan Crenshaw, who lost an eye during his deployment in Afghanistan, was intimidated by far-right and Proud Boys-adjacent protesters at a GOP event, with one bringing up the recurring nickname “Eyepatch McCain” at the congressman

Crenshaw later responded on Twitter on Saturday, calling Stein an 'angry little boy' who 'can't get girlfriends'

Crenshaw later responded on Twitter on Saturday, calling Stein an ‘angry little boy’ who ‘can’t get girlfriends’

'Eyepatch McCain!  Hey, eyepatch McCain!  Watch Eyepatch McCain here!  You are a globalist RINO!'  Stein hears yelling at the congressman

‘Eyepatch McCain! Hey, eyepatch McCain! Watch Eyepatch McCain here! You are a globalist RINO!’ Stein hears yelling at the congressman

Stein quoted Crenshaw and noted, “Dan, I’m 2 feet taller than your size…lol.”

Carlson first used the name — a reference to the occasional moderate views of the late Arizona Senator McCain — on May 16 after Crenshaw criticized those who did not support military aid to Ukraine. The everyday beast

“You know the more I think about it, it takes a lot of gal for eyepatch McCain to attack mothers who worry about baby food as pro-Russia,” Carlson said on his Fox News show.

DailyMail.com columnist and McCain’s daughter Meghan criticized Carlson at the time.

This is just rubbish,” McCain tweeted. “That said, I’m sure @DanCrenshawTX doesn’t mind the comparison.”

In response to this latest cleanup, McCain retweeted both Crenshaw’s reply and a tweet from CNN host Jake Tapper titled “[a]absolutely disgusting that the far right has turned a Navy SEAL’s war wound into a lame attempt at ridicule.”

Another Twitter user later accused Crenshaw of a “sale of the World Economic Forum.”

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Crenshaw, previously a favorite target of liberals to the point that then-SNL cast member Pete Davidson publicly apologized for mocking his eyepatch after conservatives including Carlson ripped the comedian, has since come under fire from the far right.

Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene had gone after Crenwhaw when he appeared on Fox News, calling for federal interventions to address the rapid spread of the ommicron virus variant.

“So what the federal government should do again is use their FEMA funds to strengthen many of these test sites and open new test sites,” Crenshaw said.

Greene, who was suspended from Twitter on Jan. 2, responded to his comments on Instagram. She said the FBI should not set up tests for “sneezing, coughing and runny noses” — which describes the mildest form of a virus that can also hospitalize people with serious breathing problems or cause death.

Crenshaw wrote in response: “Hey, Marjorie, if you’re going crazy suggesting we follow Trump’s policies rather than the Biden mandates, then you might be a Democrat — or just an idiot.”

He continued to pursue her in his “victim” attack – accusing her of making up such incidents to increase her own fundraising and notoriety. They voted to remove her committee duties for some of her previous rulings.

Crenshaw wrote: “Marjorie’s mockery of the idea of ​​supporting anti-censorship legislation is an indication of her true intention: to remain a victim. She doesn’t want solutions and she doesn’t want to [sic] beware if you get censored. She just wants to be a victim so she can keep asking you for campaign donations. It’s a scam.’

Greene hit back at conservative media platform Gettr: “Dan Crenshaw, who spends more time attacking America First Republicans because he (not so secretly) hates Trump, talks about a bill to ‘hold Big Tech accountable!; but is the same kind of toothless bill that the Paul Ryan types try to sell to make it look like they’re doing something,” she wrote.

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